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Indonesia's President has presided over an event to hand over thousands of land ownership certificates in Papua province. ... The government also distributed certificates to other districts of Papua and West Papua provinces, such as Biak Numfor, Merauke, Jayawijaya, Yapen Islands, Nabire, and Mimika.
MANILA, April 12 (Xinhua) -- An Indonesian national was rescued off the waters of Tawi-Tawi, an island province in Southern Philippines on Tuesday or three weeks after his floating cottage was cut off from its anchor in Manado, Indonesia, local military said Thursday. Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, ...

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia: Indonesia's ultra-conservative Aceh province will only no longer hold canings in public places, but rather only inside prisons, nor allow images of the punishment to be recorded, the provincial government chief said on Thursday. Aceh is the only province in ...
An Indonesian man is taken to a hospital in Bandung, West Java province, for treatment after drinking illegal alcohol on April 9, 2018. ... Despite alcohol being legal in Indonesia, home-brew remains popular, especially in rural areas, where varieties such as "oplosan" are widely sold in clear plastic bags ...
Indigenous elders on the Mid North Coast are sharing their knowledge about environmental sustainability with Indonesian marine and fisheries leaders. The group, from the Indonesian provinces of Maluku and North Maluku, are on a four-week tour of Australia's eastern seaboard, through Southern ...

Eighty-two people have died in two Indonesian provinces after they were poisoned by a batch of bootleg alcohol. The death toll will certainly rise, with more than 100 people in a critical condition in hospitals around Jakarta and West Java province capital Bandung. It is suspected to be the worst-ever ... Indonesia
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- An Indonesian court has sentenced an Islamic militant to nine years in prison for masterminding a double suicide bombing that targeted police at a bus terminal in Jakarta. The North Jakarta District Court ruled that Kiki Muhamad Iqbal had organized and incited others to ...
To this end, it has helped build 42 community houses based in six of the 34 Indonesian provinces. Despite the gradual increase in numbers of those seeking protection, Indonesia is not a signatory to the 1951 Geneva Convention or its 1967 protocol. Rather, the Indonesian government insists that Indonesia ...
At least four people were killed and hundreds of local residents say they have experienced health problems since the spill was reported early Saturday near the port city of Balikpapan in Indonesia's East Kalimantan province. The slick, which now covers an area of seven sq. mi., also threatens fishing waters ...
A study by the NGO Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI) in the provinces of North Sumatra, East Kalimantan and North Maluku showed a combined loss of 7,180 square ... This pattern [of deforestation in HPH concessions] used to happen in Sumatra and Kalimantan [Indonesian Borneo] 10 to 20 years ago.
... High Court; an environmental NGO has accused a major palm oil company in Indonesia's Papua province of failing to honour the spirit of a moratorium on new forest clearing; a woman from Tanna in Vanuatu hopes her concept for empowering women is embraced across Vanuatu and around the region.
( Jakarta, April 3, 2018 ) — Indonesian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release four people detained in Aceh under a local ordinance that criminalizes same-sex conduct, Human ... Aceh is the only one of Indonesia's 34 provinces that can legally adopt bylaws derived from Islamic Sharia.
Rights activists called on Tuesday for Aceh province to release four people detained on suspicion of having homosexual sex, amid concerns over the persecution of the LGBT community in the world's third-largest democracy. Secular Indonesia is predominantly Muslim but ultra-conservative Aceh is the only ...
Secular Indonesia is predominantly Muslim but ultra-conservative Aceh is the only province to follow sharia, or Islamic law, and criminalise gay sex. Indonesia's parliament is currently debating revisions to the national criminal code that could criminalise all sex outside marriage, including same-sex relations ...
The quake's epicentre was located in a sparsely inhabited part of the Banda Sea, 222 kilometres northwest from Indonesia's Tanimbar Islands and 380 kilometres from Ambon, the capital of Maluku province. A similar 6.1 magnitude quake hit close to Monday's epicentre on 26 February and caused no ...
Indonesia's place in the Melanesian Spearhead Group has come under scrutiny from regional leaders and experts after allegations were made by Solomon Islands' ... It is not a state and does not represent the almost four million West Papuans living in the Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia.

Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency reported earlier that an earthquake measuring 6.9 Richter scale jolted Maluku province of eastern Indonesia early Monday morning. The quake struck at 3:14 a.m. Jakarta time Monday with epicenter at 189 km northwest Maluku Tenggara Barat of the ...
At more than 147,000 sq km, West Kalimantan, with a population of around 4.5 million, is the third largest province in Indonesia. The Indonesian side of Borneo island, which also includes four other provinces in Kalimantan, is home to almost 15 million people, about 3 million of whom are native Dayaks.
Transgender women in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province are losing their jobs and incomes in the wake of police raids that saw several beauty salons shut down. Several salons in northern Aceh remain closed more than a month after the raids, and some trans women who worked there have fled to ...
The height of a minaret at a Muslim mosque in Indonesia's predominantly Christian Papua province has Protestants and Catholics hot under the collar as they claim it is being built to deliberately overshadow nearby churches. The Protestant Communion of Churches in Jayapura district, known as the PGGJ, ...
But as the opposition's candidate to be governor of the province, Mr Sudirman must campaign in every corner to stand even a slim chance of victory. Few others were brave ... All three of the country's most populous provinces—West, East and Central Java—face elections. The island of Java accounts for ...
An Indonesian Christian is publicly flogged outside a mosque in Banda Aceh on Feb. 27 for playing a children's entertainment game seen as violating Islamic law. Aceh is the only province in Indonesia that imposes Shariah. The province is considering introducing beheading as a punishment for murder.
Syukri M. Yusuf, head of the office leading the investigation, said: “We would begin to draft the law when our academic research is completed." Mr Yusuf believes that if Sharia law were consistently applied, violent crime including murder could decrease significantly or even disappear. The province, located ...
An Indonesian woman reacts as she is publicly caned for spending time with a man who is not her husband, in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia May 23, 2017. Source: Reuters/Beawiharta. 2959. Social Buzz. THE conservative Indonesian province of Aceh is considering introducing beheading as ...
The conservative Indonesian province of Aceh, which already carries out public caning of gay people, adulterers and gamblers, is considering the introduction of ... Aceh is the only province in Muslim-majority Indonesia to practise shariah law, a concession made by the central government in 2005 to end a ...
"Adelina's case is only the tip of the iceberg of the vulnerability of Indonesian migrant workers," the agency's executive director, Wahyu Susilo, said. "I suspect Adelina was a victim of human trafficking syndicate that is big in East Nusa Tenggara [Indonesia's easternmost province that includes West Timor].".
JAKARTA: Forest fires in Indonesia's South Sumatra province were subdued on Friday, reducing the possibility of neighboring Singapore and ... Governors in South Sumatra, Riau, West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan provinces declared emergency alerts in anticipation of forest and land fires. “At least ...
JAKARTA - Indonesia's Riau Islands province, which consists of huge tracts of open seas, is vulnerable to infiltration by terrorists and must be closely monitored, said the head of the country's National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) Suhardi Alius. He said that 96 per cent of the province, referred to by its ...
Indonesia's disaster management agency said the governors of the provinces declared the alerts based on the number of hotspots and on the agency's recommendation. “With the disaster alert status, the provinces will have easier access in terms of personnel, logistics, funding, and support from the central ...
Rescuers search for victims at the site of a landslide in Brebes, Central Java, Indonesia, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Farmers were working in their rice paddies on the main island of Java, when the soggy hillside above them collapsed under the weight of torrential rains, killing a number people and leaving ...
Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission investigator Novel Baswedan, center, delivers a speech upon arrival at the commission's headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. The anti-corruption investigator blinded by an acid attack is urging graft fighters to "stay brave" as he ...
A firefighter tries to extinguish a bush fire in Ogan Ilir regency, South Sumatra, Indonesia Aug 4, 2017. (Photo: Antara ... JAKARTA: Four Indonesian provinces have declared disaster alerts as threats of forest and land fires continue to rise at the start of the dry season in the country. The provinces are South ...
A measles and malnutrition crisis has killed at least 72 people, mostly children, in Indonesia's remote province of Papua, home to the world's biggest gold ... missionaries, and in recent years diets have dramatically changed with increasing number of migrants from other Indonesian islands coming here.
Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Authorities in Indonesia's Aceh province have ordered female Muslim flight attendants to wear headscarves when flying into the ultra-conservative Islamic region, officials confirmed on Wednesday. Aceh is the only province in the predominantly Muslim country to implement Islamic ...
Animals get little of either at the Pramuna bird market in East Java, where last year Indonesian President Joko Widodo bought and released 190 birds in a ... an activist with the Wildlife Crime Unit, an NGO, says he recently helped uncover a smuggling ring ferrying cockatoos out of North Maluku province by ...
WNT comprises the western portion of the Lesser Sunda Islands with Mataram as the capital and largest city of the province. The two largest islands nearby are Lombok in the west and the larger Sumbawa Island in the east. As other parts of Indonesia, the climate in WNT also has a tropical climate with ...
A coal mine in Indonesia's Kalimantan Province run by a unit of Mumbai-listed Mercator Ltd has been shut since October 15 after the mining company's local partners dragged the Indian firm to court over a dispute on shareholding. Mercator is facing three court cases and three police cases in Indonesia, ...
Forest fires sweeping across Sumatra and Kalimantan in recent months prompted six Indonesian provinces to declare a state of emergency. Yet the scale of resources devoted to fighting and preventing fires remains far short of what is needed to turn around Indonesia's rising rates of deforestation and meet ...
Jakarta, Dec 3 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and five others were missing as landslides and floods struck Indonesia's East Java province, a government ... The landslides and floods were triggered by a cyclone from the Indian Ocean which also swept other provinces, Xinhua news agency reported.
Belden Namah is the MP for Vanimo Green, an electorate in West Sepik province on the country's porous border with Indonesia. ... also continue to have these incursions by Indonesian troops to our side of the border, and our people continue to live in fear because of these problems between Indonesia and ...
JAKARTA – A subsidiary of Indonesia's second-largest pulp and paper firm is suing the government over its decision to nix the company's plans to operate ... by freezing its operations and furloughing 4,600 workers, many of whom joined a demonstration outside the office of the governor of Riau province in ...
Indonesian short film The Malediction won a special mention in the Southeast Asian short film category of the Silver Screen Awards held in Singapore on ... like religion and polygamy in a country that cherishes tradition gave the jury great insight into the lives of the characters living in the small province.
"The Asian Games is a big deal for the country and the Indonesian government is committed to making it a success," Indonesia Asian Games Organizing ... Indonesia has been building or renovating/upgrading several sports facilities in three provinces – Jakarta, South Sumatra and West Java – since 2014.
At least 20 people were killed and five others were missing as landslides and floods struck Indonesia's East Java province, a government official from the disaster agency said on Saturday. The landslides and floods were triggered by a cyclone from the Indian Ocean which also swept other provinces, ...
National Disaster officials in Indonesia said that 19 people died in flooding and landslides in East Java province earlier this week. Indonesia's meteorological agency, Badan Meteorologi Klimatologi dan Geofisika (BMKG), reported that 383 mm of rain fell in Pacitan. The flooding and landslides were a result ...
Three Indonesian provinces have been officially listed as halal tourist destinations by Indonesia's Tourism Ministry, in a bid to increase the number of ... Lombok is in West Nusa Tenggara province, which is one of three government-designated "priority" halal destinations, along with West Sumatra and Aceh.
East Kalimantan, Indonesia's coal-mining heartland, with an estimated 28 percent of the country's reserves of the fossil fuel, is one of the provinces under scrutiny investigation. More than half of the province's total land area has been allocated for mining concessions. While the revocation of problematic ...
Rescuers could not save four of the ten whales that beached off Indonesia's Aceh province. The mammals that got stranded ... Indonesian volunteers worked late into Monday to rescue six sperm whales using ropes and patrol boats and haul them back into the sea off Aceh province. Four other whales died ...
“We are at war against the National Police, Indonesian Military and Freeport,” he said. “(TPN-OPM) will continue to fight until the root of this problem – Freeport – is removed,” Wanmang said. A spokesman for Freeport Indonesia could not immediately be reached for comment. Papua Police spokesman ...


 

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